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MEETINGS: 11:00 a.m. SUNDAY at 2603 Mathews Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA                                                                           

           SBUF  Telephone Information:  (310) 374-1451        President:  Les Berg      

           Newsletter:  Penny Hendricks         Mailing:  Chuck Hendricks

 APRIL  2002


“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war, that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become reality.  I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”                    
by Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 to April 4, 1968)




April 7.  GENERAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING.  Three times each year (according to SBUF by-laws) we are required to hold a meeting of the whole membership.  Your attendance is needed.  At this spring meeting we will:  designate a nominating committee for the next Board of Directors;  vote on the proposed Mission Statement;  discuss where we go from here, including your interest in a part-time pastor, a different meeting place, financial questions, or any concern or wish you might have.  Please plan to attend.  Your input is important to everyone.


April 14.  MAYA ANGELOU, AN INTERVIEW.  On April 4, 2002, Maya Angelou celebrated her 74th birthday.  She shared some of this day talking with Oprah Winfrey.  Come and be lifted up by the words of this extraordinary woman, as we watch this video together and discuss racism and humanism.  Penny Hendricks will moderate this morning.


April 21.  DOUBLE-EDGED SWORDS:  PRIDE, LOYALTY & BRAVERY.  These attributes are typically viewed as virtues, but can be abused and misdirected.  Of what should one be proud? To what or whom should one be loyal?  How may bravery lead one astray?  Bill Nunan will moderate the discussion, and share his thoughts on the healthy expression of these energizing emotions.


April 28.  ELEPHANTS, BUDDHA IMAGES, AND OTHER TIDBITS FROM THAILAND.  Linda Klein will share her recent trip and what she learned from it.  Linda will moderate.


May 5.  WOMEN’S WORK.  (Book title)  Les Berg will share an interesting story of how women created textiles for clothing that we wear today.  This is the history of weaving and textiles from 2000 BC to the time of Christ, based on this book by Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Ph.D. from Occidental College.  Les will moderate.



                                                      VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE




Lorna Mc.

April  7

Beth Perkins

Beth P.

         April 14

John/Carol Simpson

Les B.

  April 21

Miles Thompson

Miles T.

  April 28

Claire Aukerman

Lorna Mc.

  May  5

Jackie Berg

Beth P.

  May 12

Marilyn/Ted Doty

Les B.

  May 19

Ada Furth

Miles T.

  May 26

Les Berg

     *****ATTENTION: For Openers and Refreshment persons:  *****

OPENERS arrive at 10:30 a.m., unlock doors, cabinet, put out sign, start water, put on tablecloth, set up cups, coffee, etc. for the refreshments.  Please display the fellowship candle.

REFRESHMENTS need to arrive by 10:45.  Please arrange a trade if you cannot attend or clean up on the day assigned.  When you bring refreshments, it is your turn to be responsible for the clean up of the entire refreshment table including the coffee water and supplies.  If you need help, just ask.  By the way, thank-you very much!!!

If you cannot bring refreshments on the date listed in the newsletter, you may call someone and trade with them for another date that is more convenient.


********************CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS*********************

April 13 - The Concert Singers perform music of Haydn and Mozart, with the Concert Orchestra; featuring David Simmons, Pianist.  For information, call (310) 319-9138.  (The Johnson boys will be singing!)  The concert is held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6323 West 80th Street at Sepulveda, Westchester.


April 14 - SBUF BOARD MEETING at Mathews Cottage after fellowship at approximately 12:30 p.m.


May 24 - BEACH CITIES SYMPHONY  Friday at 8:15 p.m., in the Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College.  Call Peter Landecker for more information, or checkout


*****************COMMUNICATION CORNER*************                                


PROJECT NEEDS AND THE AIDS HEARTLINE - These two programs are sponsored by the volunteers of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (our landlord).  Penny Hendricks is collecting donations from those SBUF members who would like to contribute to either one or both of these worthwhile programs here in our community.  Current donations are being matched by a Rhode Island philanthropist, Alan Shawn Feinstein who was the founder of the Hunger Program.  Checks must be dated March or April, 2002.  If you have a question, call Penny.

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